Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers. Don’t be shy. All are welcome to participate.
Rithmetic foxers are equations disguised as picture sequences. Each pic in the three specimens below represents a number (For example a photo of The Flying Scotsman might signify 4472, 462, or 3). It’s your job to identify the mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) indicated by the lettered squares. The BIDMAS rule applies. If a solution involves brackets or indices, Roman will mention it.
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Last week’s geofoxer theme: Queen Victoria’s pets
a) noble (phlebas, gusdownnup)
b) dash (Nutfield, Phlebas)
c) islay (ylla)
d) eos (AbyssUK)
e) looty (gusdownnup)
f) flora (gusdownnup)
g) alma (gusdownnup)
h) hector (ylla, Nutfield)
i) jacquot (gusdownnup)
j) nero (gusdownnup, Nutfield)
k) picco (Nutfield)
l) sharp (Viscount)
GREEN (Left of F) – TWELVE Minutes
GREEN (between H and I): 10 Piastre coin (link to numista.com)
I’m sure the right of = on green is the box for a 70’s console, but just can’t find it.
You are correct – looks like the Interstate 1160.
They all loved that artwork back then, nice find :).
GREEN (Between I & J) is a model 155 train, or that’s what the number tells me. (in Hull)
BLUE (Left of A): Mariner II (TWO)
RED (Between E & =): Irish 30p stamp
GREEN (Between J & = ): MV AGUSTA SUPERVELOCE 800
BLUE (between A and B): Soldier 76 (link to toyark.com)
GREEN (Between F & G) I reckon is a hand grenade, and probably Japanese… So maybe a Type 10 , 91, 97, 98 or 99 :p… But can’t find any cross sections of them.
Ah ha, it’s a German DM 51!
RED (C ⟷ D): Type 722 II class LCAC (Jinsha): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinsha_II-class_LCAC#/media/File:Naval_Museum_4_-_panoramio.jpg
BLUE (=): Farman F.170 Jabiru: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farman_F.170_Jabiru
Blue, Right of =, is a Farman F.170
Edit: (Pipped! Should have hit refresh first!)
So I guess Blue between B and = is 9 [ 2 * (76+9) = 170]. But what it is, I have no idea.
The registration plate looks Northern Irish, but I’ve got no further than that.
Ah, well that aligns with the shamrocks in the skull!
I wondered if it was the Dropkick Murphys or Flogging Molly :p
GATE NINE Fan Club (Cypriot):
Your calculation is correct.
Can’t believe you found it! Nice work.
GREEN (G ⟷ H): Fort VII: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_VII
This is what we have for green, by the way:
12 ? 51 ? 7 ? 10 ? 155 ? 800 = 1160
Not that I can seem to do anything with it. Finer minds, have at it!
(12 + 51) / 7 = 9 , and 1160 – 800 = 360, both of which feel like they might go somewhere… but then don’t, as far as I can see!
Well, if the 155 Train is actually 4, that would work.
(12 + 51) / 7 * 10 * 4 + 800 = 1160.
I’m going with Hull Station, Platform 4 🙂
I was surprisingly close! Good spot 🙂
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